When 13-year old Gislene Theus visited the World Wide Village medical center in March, her prognosis did not look good. There were several very deep sores on her arm and the physicians from our medical mission team knew she needed further treatment for either a bone infection or bone cancer. Neither diagnosis would be easy to treat – especially in Haiti.
Our World Wide Village staff was able to transport Gislene to seek care from the best hospitals in Haiti, thanks to the generosity of wonderful supporters from Grace Lutheran Church in Andover, MN. But when hospital after hospital was unable to treat her condition, healing for Gislene was looking bleak. She was starting to be in more pain and undoubtedly needed treatment, so we prayed. Our staff prayed. Our medical mission teams prayed. Many of you prayed.
“I was afraid,” said Gislene. “I really didn’t know what would happen.” World Wide Village staff did not give up and continued to seek answers and healing for Gislene.
We knew God was answering our prayers for healing when we learned of a hospital in Haiti with an orthopedic surgeon on staff. They scheduled Gislene’s surgery in just a few short days. Praise God that the surgery went well and Gislene is healing beautifully!
A special thank you to our Cornerstone Club members! Your monthly gifts not only help in emergency situations like Gislene’s, but you are also building programs to meet ongoing medical needs in Haiti. Whether you are providing emergency transportation for a much-needed surgery or pre-natal vitamins for an expectant mother, you are helping change lives. Thank you!
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